Matthew Pastizzo

Language Processing Lab

Please provide a brief description of your research interests

In general, I study factors that influence visual word recognition. For example, some words (e.g., BENCH) are more easily processed and recognized than others (e.g., PIQUE) due to spelling familiarity and frequency of usage.

Are you looking for student research assistants for the upcoming semesters?

Yes

If yes, how many students are you looking for?

3-4

What semesters are you looking for?

Fall 2018, Spring 2019

In what aspects are student research assistants involved in your lab?

During the first semester working in my lab, research assistants are responsible for data collection, and are expected to read assigned readings related to the current study. In a subsequent semester, assistants may contribute to material selection.

What years do you prefer students to be?

Sophomores and Juniors

In what aspects are student research assistants involved in your lab?

Research assistants are often involved with selecting materials, data collection, and data analysis.

What skills are you looking for in student research assistants?

Students who have a strong interest in words and language in general with strong computer skills (e.g., comfortable with Excel) tend to have a successful research experience.